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"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report

Ron Paul Liberty Report

14:27 min | 9 months ago

"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on Ron Paul Liberty Report

"How are you this morning? Dr Paul Good. We're going to revisit a little thing. That went on here for months. After months and his military to Ukraine state would have settled all that and the Russia. Gay things behind it. I'm not so sure that we're getting involved in Russia gate again but their stuff in the news about Ukraine and getting more military aid. But before we go into that I might just Mentioned that This subject might not be as interesting to some of the viewers are two general. Public viewers are always interesting but in general public. You know viruses. That's the whole thing you know. Who's telling the truth about how dangerous this is? That's a big deal and also the stock market and the combination and the challenge between A lot of Austrian economists might matter of fact if you're an Austrian. Economists said the bubbles been there for a long time the boat will burst. And now they're saying well. The virus did virus. Did it which gets some people off the hook The Fed gets the Fed. Gets OFF THE HOOK? The president may off the hook for all the spending and things going on there Nine now we have this little bit of distraction but you know when I saw the announcement that they were getting ready to send more weaponry to Ukraine. My my thought was We'll you know when things get tough at home. I think Clinton had had a few episodes where tough with mom on Mojo Lewinsky. They said they had a bawling right. I don't think hopefully trump's better than that but you keep thinking Sometimes things are beyond his control of other people will stir up trouble. Are they trying to stir up trouble for distraction and this sort of thing Maybe but I don't think the big deal. I think this is sort of the usual stuff the usual process of foreign aid. And just think of all that all that Russia gate was over a process of how you give foreign aid in within a quid pro quo. Is there an advantage to? Is it politicized like no? It's not politicize but here here. We go again and they don't talk about. What are we giving all this money away for it when we look at this and I'm sure you'll be able to help us understand is if the congress lined up to two hundred and fifty million dollar has nothing to do with the security of this country has to do with your neighbors they used to have your Washington whose military industrial complex people because the money just goes over their bank bank account and they get rid of surprise some junk. They didn't want and they get some credit so so anyway. That's still around the pro- the problem foreign aid is going to last for a long time But nobody knows what will come. And I know the the other problems are gonNA exist for awhile because Corona viruses and going to go away overnight. Maybe the truth will come out some day on how how how threatening it is and how serious it is as well as You know the financial bubble burge staying in the stock market. That is going to be tougher because people aren't conditioned to understanding the business cycle so we have a long way to go there to explain to the People. Exactly why a certain group of people in this country certain types of economists knew about it new job as the bubble was building in new it would burst and quite frankly. I don't think it had anything to do. With Corona virus. It may have been lighting the fire or something but Bubba will people should ask. Why was there a bubble and and what was was it related to or does the concern over Corona Virus. Create the bubble. No the bubble has been there and it was looking for an excuse to collapse. And I think that's GonNa be around for a while but the full explanation and understanding. Unfortunately we have a way to go before the people understand that or you know who else is looking for an excuse. It's always the masters of the universe you know. I'm sure you saw this article linked on the top of drudge report. Imf chief economist urges targeted policies to stem the economic harm of the corona viruses. They love the concentrate power. When there's a crisis like this and this Chief Economist Gita goping off says that we need to have more cash. Transfers wage subsidies central banks should be prepared to provide liquidity. Do we know. Isn't that what the feds been doing for a long time ever since nineteen thirteen in some way? Now that's a that's a mass up for sure. But this one hundred twenty five million dollars worth of a weaponry going to Ukraine and it has to do with with some radar and has also do with with vessels that travel in shallow water and it could be and very well involve Russia matter of fact it does because you Ukrainians split half of them like Russia half of them hate Russia but there's a sea of as of that is nearby there and there's been a bit of a skirmish over there but these vessels specifically would deal with the Sea of Azov because that's where the conflict with Russia occurred and I think that's related and actually we have a map that we can even bring up to to show what we're talking about. But here's the Kerch Strait and that's actually where the incident occurred in November. Two Thousand Eighteen Ukraine sent two gunboats and and a tugboat kind of a provocation. It was just a few months. After the Russians completed the bridge over the strait which connected Crimea with mainland Russia as we remember Crimea was savagely stripped from Ukraine by the evil Putin after the US coup. But but more seriously so there was this incident the the the Russians did stop the Ukrainians from going under there poorer. Shampoo was president at the time. Used the incident to impose martial law for thirty days. But what a lot of people speculated this was at the end of November they are elections in March of Twenty Nineteen Poro Shaneco was incredibly unpopular. And so the speculation that he wants to make himself look bigger than he was by imposing martial law and looking like he was gonNA take the big question is now the transfer of these mark six patrol boats over to Ukraine as part of this one hundred twenty five million dollars in free money What kind of changing the Calculus might that have? you know if there's another event. Mit Embolden Ukrainians to do another provocation. But I think we can say with conviction. That had what we're doing there. Now there's two hundred and fifty million dollars. We're committed to add to what we've already given. Ukraine has nothing to do with our national security and I see Ukraine. Become very dependent. I guess they get foreign aid from other people to that. But he's a ninety percent of their foreign aid which is probably a big hunk of their economy. comes from the United States for the United States. Who's that is that the Federal Reserve now? Eventually it's always from the people you know they take the money. And and this is why the social ser- so absurd in not understanding the S. Because no matter what is what it is for free not ever realizing that when you take it from people whether it's direct taxation or whether it's through deficit financing or purnea money is it's a challenge to the middle class and they're right when they're complaining about the middle class but they're wrong in finding out. What the explanation is so? This type of activity doesn't provide national security. It doesn't have helped the financial security of the people in it really doesn't Provide a move toward peace and prosperity. I would think if the Russians in the Ukrainians would have to sort that out and might not satisfy around the world but But that's the way they fought over that place. How how long was You know the Russians and the Ukrainians during that Crimea has been more Russian has been Ukraine has zero the history. That is the big question. How does this money this one hundred twenty five million two hundred and fifty million? How does this make us safer? How does this help us? What does it do with us? Except for the elites and let's don't forget Joe Biden standing up there saying hey I got a billion dollars here poorer Shaneco but you gotta fire that. Guy Who is investigating my son or you. Don't get this dollars. I mean you think Americans when they were watching him give away our billion dollars. Oh that's great. We're so happy we're going to be so much safer now see. I don't think we'll be able to ever know the absolute truth the motivations of trump and everybody else on this but they should understand that this type of activity passing out tax payers money and picking size is always political and one of the conditions at trump mentioned. Of course that was part of his defense. Is that the law. Says you don't send the money if there's corruption I keep thinking that trump probably if he had been more upfront. Say you know there is corruption? Aaron I'M NOT GONNA give it to him but you know he's he doesn't back down very much but on this when he backed down and they quickly sent the money because the heat was on and the impeachment process was occurring but it It's a real shame. But the the problem and the argument whether it's legitimate or political or quid. Pro Quo is secondary to this principle. We just talked about and the principle of stealing from the American people in passing out to Benefit the military industrial complex and the deep state. Where THE REAL PROBLEM? And we should again mention this. This whole thing goes back really essentially too late twenty thirteen early twenty fourteen one. The Obama Administration got the bright idea. Hey let's do a coup in Ukraine. What could go wrong? You know and but here you talk about corruption. Here's an example of corruption it would have given all the justification trump needed to withhold. The money remember back in September of Twenty nineteen the. Us sent a couple of old coast guard cutters to Ukraine In that was hailed as signed support after this provocation encourage but the plans to send those coast guard ships to Ukraine. That wasn't trump's idea that was launched in two thousand fourteen under Obama to give him these ships and this was trump again just continuing vomits policy plus a why would it take him for years to get these ships well. One of the reasons is that Ukraine had its own shipbuilding company and they didn't want free American ships because they wanted a contract to build those ships. Well it was the only ship company in Ukraine. And Guess who owned it for a Shaneco? The president himself own the only ship bill. I don't want your free. Ships built an American tradition. Exactly so you know in a big backer of this ship. Transfer by the way was a former. Us Ambassador to Ukraine. Marie Ianovich who made an appearance at the impeachment hearings? Saying trump went against the interagency from point against the interagency. Corruption is spread widely. I think on this deal Dame Bay ever reminder about the executive branch of government overall you know these things can always go back to the type of foreign policy. We have you immediately. Were able to take this and Lincoln back to to Obama just like Syria Time for to go so it's it's a linkage as a continuation of is a foreign policy that I claim has been bipartisan. For a long time because they capitulate to the deep state that have a lot of special interests and It never seemed to change demagoguing and they'll try to get a political Benefit from it and when the dust settles the same. Same Old stuff that they we've been putting up with for a long time. You know I think. In the beginning we sort of talked about the problems financially going on now and also this incident and I think we you know one of these days and I've said this many times one of these days we're just going to run out of money and maybe we've reaching that point right now. The only thing that anybody wants is a ten year treasury bill and now it's like points seven percent paying its negative interest rates and. They're so many dollars they're just finding. What do we do with You can't find a box to put man. You don't have bills. You don't buy stocks anymore. We pumped up the stock market crash. So right now it's government securities and We think the government is insecure. I mean we have deficits of what twenty two trillion dollars. And what do we do? Print more money and run up the deficit higher. Spend more money and that will solve the problem and and just not like what you pointed out. The the international bodies are doing this to all governments. I think are central. Banks work hand in glove with other central banks. But we're just more powerful and And we're able to get away with a lot longer but the dollar has remained relatively strong. Except it's been weaker than it had been for a long time. It has has weakens so that's a sign of of things breaking down and we the fireworks haven't finished yet and I hope we don't have fireworks as a distraction because once once the troops are being fired on and troops are are are killed there. There's no there's no no chance to come up with a a a logical discourse people will just say Oh. You're you're an American if you're not ready to go to war is Russia Russia. Let's go get Russians..

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"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

Mueller Report Audio

17:37 min | 1 year ago

"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on Mueller Report Audio

"I I'm Dan Williams and I'm the voice behind the Miller. Report Audio podcast. I WanNa thank those of you. Who are subscribe? Gripe to me report audio. I am released a bonus episode here in a while so I wanted to offer a short update on my current project for any new listeners of Mullahs report audio. If you're looking for unfiltered insight into the house impeachment inquiry. I'm compiling all the opening statements from witnesses who are testifying before the House Intelligence Committee you can get at the information you need and not have to spend eight hours to catch up on the full testimony with all of the question and answer sessions beyond the testimony. I've provided a reading of the text messages surrounding the hold on military assistance to Ukraine as well as an episode that helps provide background for the house to access information as part of an impeachment inquiry and coming soon will be a letter from Senator Ron Johnson who also had a role in trying to persuade president trump to provide military aid to Ukraine in this bonus episode. You'll you'll hear ambassador Gordon. Sunland reference Senator Johnson. And I think there's been very little coverage on that particular letter if you'd like to get more episodes like these please subscribe but government unfiltered dot com or you can support the show and get episodes at insider friends dot com ambassador. Gordon summoned the US ambassador to the European Union and testified on November twenty twenty nineteen to the house. Intelligence Committee Ambassador Sunland is the US ambassador to the European Union and was appointed to the position by president trump and confirmed by the US Senate on June twenty nine twenty eighteen years ambassador. Someone's opening statement. Thank you Mr Chairman and thank you a ranking member newness. I appreciate the opportunity to speak again to the members of this committee. I let me offer my thanks to the men and women of the US Department of State who have committed their professional lives to support the foreign policy. Let's see work of the United States in particular I want to thank my staff at the. US Mission to the European Union. Your integrity dedication Asian and hard work often performed without public acclaim or recognition serve as a shining example of true public service us and I am personally grateful to work beside you each and every day it is my honor to serve as the US ambassador third the European Union the US mission to the EU is the direct link between the United States and the European Union and its members. America's longest standing allies in one of the largest economic blocs in the world. Every day I worked to support a strong united and peaceful Europe strengthening our ties with Europe serves both American and European goals as we together to promote political stability and economic prosperity around the world. I expect that few Americans. I've heard my name before these events so before I begin my substantive testimony please let me share some of my personal background. My parents fled Europe during the Holocaust escaping the atrocities of that time my parents left Germany for Uruguay and then in one thousand nine hundred fifty three emigrated to Seattle Washington where I was born and raised like so many immigrants my family. He was eager for freedom and hungry for opportunity. They raised my sister and me to be humble hardworking and patriotic and I am forever ever grateful for the sacrifices they made on our behalf. Public Service has always been important to me as a lifelong Republican and I have contributed to initiatives of both Republican and Democratic administrations. In two thousand and three is served as a member of the transition condition team for Oregon Democratic Governor Ted Cooling Goski Governor Kuan Goski also appointed me to serve on various statewide eight whiteboards in two thousand and seven president. George W Bush appointed me as a member of the Commission on White House fellows. I worked with President Bush on charitable events for his foundations military service initiative and I also worked briefly with former vice president. Joe Biden's office in connection with Vice Presidents nationwide answer anticancer initiative at a local North West Hospital and and of course the highest honor in my public life came when president trump asked me to serve the United States ambassador to the European Union. The Senate confirmed me as an ambassador on a bipartisan voice. Vote and I assumed the role in Brussels on July ninth two thousand eighteen eighteen. Although today is my first public testimony on the Ukraine matters. This is not my first time cooperating with the committee as you know I've already provided ten hours of deposition testimony and I did so despite directives from the White House and the State Department that I refuse to appear as many others have done I agreed to testify because I respect and the gravity of the moment and I believe I have an obligation to account fully for my role in these events but I also must acknowledge acknowledged that this process has been challenging and in many respects less than fair I have not had access to all of my phone records. It's State Department. E mails and many many other State Department documents and I was told I could not work with my e U staff to pull all together the relevant files and information having access to the State Department materials would have been very helpful to me and trying aim to reconstruct with whom I spoke in met and went and what was said as ambassador. I've had hundreds of meetings readings and calls with individuals. But I'm not a note taker or a memo writer never have been. My job requires That I speak with heads of state. Senior government officials members of the cabinet. The president almost each and every day talking with foreign leaders might be memorable to some people but this is my job. I do it all the time. My lawyers and I have made multiple requests to the State Department and the White House for these materials yet. These materials were not provided it to me and they have also refused to share these materials with this committee. These documents are not classified and in fairness fairness and unfairness should have been made available in the absence of these materials. My memory admittedly has not been perfect and I have no doubt that more fair open and orderly process of allowing me to read the State Department records and other materials would have made aid this process far more transparent. I don't intend to repeat my prior opening statement or attempt to summarize ten hours of previous deposition mission testimony however a few critical points have been obscured by noise over the last few days and weeks. And I'm worried that the bigger picture is being ignored. So let me make a few key points first secretary Critique Perry Ambassador Volker and I worked with Mr Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the expressed correction of the president of the United States. We did not want to work with Mr Giuliani simply put. We were playing the hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refuse to work with Mr Giuliani we would lose a very important opportunity. Unity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine so we followed the president's orders second second although we disagreed with the need to involve Mr Giuliani at the time we did not believe that his role was improper. You're as previously testified. If I had known of all of Mr Giuliani's dealings or his associations with individuals some of whom are now under criminal indictment I personally would not have acquiesced to his participation still given what we knew at the time what we were asked to do did not appear to be wrong third. Let me say precisely because we did not think that we were engaging in improper behavior. We made every effort to ensure that the relevant decision makers at the National Security Council and the State Department knew the important details details of our efforts the suggestion that we were engaged in some irregular or rogue diplomacy is absolutely false false. I have now identified certain State Department e mails and messages that provide contemporaneous support for my view. These emails show that the leadership of the State Department. The National Security Council and the White House were all informed about the Ukraine efforts for May twenty third two thousand and nineteen until the security aide was released on September eleventh. Two Thousand Nineteen. I will quote from some of those messages with you shortly forth as I testified previously as I testified previously Mr Giuliani's requests were a quid. It pro quo for arranging a White House visit for presidents Alinsky. Mr Giuliani demanded that Ukraine make a public statement announcing the investigations of the two thousand sixteen election. DNC Server and worry SMA. Mr Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States. And we knew these investigations were important to the president fifth in July August of two thousand and nineteen. We learned that the White House had also suspended security aid to Ukraine. I was adamantly opposed to any suspension of aid. I was adamantly SUPPO- adamantly opposed to any suspension one of aid as the Ukrainians needed those funds to fight against Russian aggression. I tried diligently to ask why the aid was suspended suspended but I never received a clear answer still having to this day in the absence of any credible explanation for the suspension suspension of aid. I later came to believe that the resumption of security aide would not occur until there was a public statement from from Ukraine committing to the investigations of the two thousand sixteen elections and Barista. As Mr Giuliani had demanded. I shared concerns of the potential quid pro quo regarding the security aide. With Senator Ron Johnson and I also shared my concerns with the the Ukrainians finally at all times. I was acting in good faith. I was acting in good faith. As a presidential appointee. I followed the directions of the president. We worked with Mr Giuliani Johny because the president directed us to do so we had no desire to set any conditions we had no desire to set any conditions on the Ukrainians indeed my own personal view which is shared repeatedly with others. was that the White House and Security Security Assistance. Assistance should have preceded without preconditions of any kind. We were working to overcome the problems. Given the facts as they existed are only interest and my only interest was to advance long standing. US policy policy and to support Ukraine's fragile democracy now let me provide additional details specifically about Ukraine and my involvement. I my very first days as ambassador to the E. U.. You which was starting back in July of two thousand. Eighteen Ukraine has featured prominently in my broader portfolio Ukraine's political and economic development are critical to the long standing and long lasting stability of Europe moreover. The conflict flicked in eastern Ukraine and Crimea remains one of the most significant security crisis for Europe and the United States. Our efforts to counterbalance aggressive Russia depend in substantial part on a strong Ukraine on April the twenty first two thousand and Nineteen Vladimir's Alinsky was elected president of Ukraine in in in an historic election with the express support of secretary. pompeo I attended Presidents Alinskyites inauguration on May twentieth as part of the US delegation Shen which was led by Energy Secretary Rick Perry the US delegation also included Senator Johnson Ukraine special. l'envoi Volcker and Lieutenant. Colonel Alex Inman the National Security Council. My attendance at Presidents Alinsky inauguration mm-hmm was not my first involvement with Ukraine as I testified previously just four days after assuming my posters embassador oscillator in July of two thousand eighteen. I received an official delegation from the government of then Ukraine president. Petro Porsche Anco the meeting took place at the US mission in Brussels and was pre-arranged my career EU mission staff and. I've had several meetings since since then in Brussels later in February of two thousand nineteen I worked well with US ambassador. Maria Ivanovich back in making my first official visit to Ukraine for a US Navy visit to the Strategic Black Seaport. Odessa and the reason I raise as these prior Ukraine activities. The meetings in Brussels my visit to Odessa is to emphasize that Ukraine has been a part of my portfolio from my very I days as the US ambassador any claim that I somehow muscled my way into the Ukraine relationship is is simply false. During this Alinsky inauguration on May twentieth the US delegation developed. Dave very positive view of the Ukraine government. We were impressed by presidents. Alinsky is desire to promote a stronger relationship with the United States. It's we admired his commitment to reform and we were excited about the possibility of Ukraine. Making the changes changes necessary to support a greater western economic investment and we were excited. That Ukraine might after for years and years of lip service finally get serious about addressing its own well-known corruption problems with that enthusiasm the Adam we returned the White House on May twenty third to brief president trump. We advise the president of the strategic importance of Ukraine And the value of strengthening the relationship with presidents Alinsky to support this reformer. We asked the White House for two things. I A working phone call between. President trump is Alinsky and second a working Oval Office visit in our review..

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"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

The Lawfare Podcast

16:47 min | 1 year ago

"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast

"I'm Elena Kagan and this is the law fair podcast. Bonus edition November twentieth. Two Thousand Nineteen. It was another exciting day at the house. Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. US Ambassador to the European Union. Gordon sunlen testified in the impeachment inquiry while two more officials testified in a second hearing after someone we thought his testimony was important enough to bring you as soon as possible. So you'll hear from ambassador sunlen tonight. And from Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper and under Undersecretary of State David Hale tomorrow with that here is the testimony of ambassador Sunland in the impeachment inquiry with no member infighting no speechifying and no when necessary fluff. It's the law fair podcast. Bonus Edition Gordon Sunlen versus the committee with no bull. I don't intend to repeat my prior ear opening statement or attempt to summarize ten hours of previous deposition testimony however a few critical points have been obscured by noise voice over the last few days and weeks and I'm worried that the bigger picture is being ignored. So let me make a few key points. I Secretary Perry Ambassador Volker and I worked with Mr to Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine matters at the express direction of the president of the United States. We did not want to work with Mr Giuliani simply put. We were playing the hand we were dealt. We all understood that if we refuse to work with Mr Giuliani we would lose a very important opportunity to cement relations between the United States and Ukraine so we followed the president's orders second although we disagreed with the need to involve Mr Giuliani at the time we did not believe that his role was improper as I previously testified. If I had known of all of Mr Giuliani's dealings or his associations with individuals some of whom are now under criminal indictment I personally would not have acquiesced to his participation still given what we knew at the time what we were asked to do did not appear to be wrong third. Let me say precisely because we did not think that we were engaging aging in improper behavior we made every effort to ensure that the relevant decision makers at the National Security Council Council and the State Department knew the important details of our efforts. The suggestion that we were engaged in some irregular irregular or rogue diplomacy is absolutely false. I have now identified certain State Department emails and messages messages that provide contemporaneous support for my view. These email show that the leadership of the State Department argument. The National Security Council and the White House were all informed about the Ukraine efforts for May twenty third two thousand thousand one thousand nine hundred until the security aide was released on September eleventh two thousand and nineteen. I will quote from some some of those messages with you shortly fourth as I testified previously as I testified I previously Mr Giuliani's requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit for presidents Alinsky. Mr Giuliani demanded that Ukraine make a public statement announcing the investigations of the two thousand sixteen election. DNC Server and Barista. Mr Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States. And we knew these investigations were important to the president. V in July and August of two thousand nineteen. We learned earned. The White House had also suspended security aid to Ukraine adamantly opposed to any suspension of aid. I was adamantly SUPPO- adamantly opposed to any suspension of aid as the Ukrainians needed those funds to fight against Russian aggression. I tried diligently to ask why the aid was suspended but I never received a clear answer still having to this day in the absence of any credible explanation for the suspension of aid. I later came to believe that. The resumption of security the aid would not occur until there was a public statement from Ukraine committing to the investigations of the two thousand sixteen elections and and Barista as Mr Giuliani had demanded. I shared concerns of the potential quid. Pro Quo regarding the security aide with Senator Senator Ron Johnson and I also shared my concerns with the Ukrainians finally at all times. I was acting in good faith. I was acting in good faith as a presidential appointee. I've I followed the directions of the president. We worked with Mr Giuliani because the president directed us to do so. We had no desire to set any conditions we had no desire to set any conditions on the Ukrainians indeed my own personal view which I shared repeatedly with others others was that the White House and security security assistance should have preceded without preconditions of any any kind we were working to overcome the problems given the facts as they existed are only interest. I and my only interest was to advance long standing. US policy and to support Ukraine's fragile democracy now let me provide additional details specifically about Ukraine and my involvement. I my very first days ambassador to the EU which was starting back in July of two thousand. Eighteen Ukraine has is featured prominently in my broader portfolio Ukraine's political and economic development are critical to the long standing and and long lasting stability of Europe moreover the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Crimea remains one of the most significant can't security crisis for Europe and the United States our efforts to counterbalance aggressive Russia depend in substantial hold part on a strong Ukraine on April twenty. First two thousand and Nineteen Vladimir's Alinsky was elected president of of Ukraine in in in an historic election with the express support of Secretary Pompeo I attended presidents Presidents Alinskyites inauguration on May twentieth as part of the US delegation which was led by Energy Secretary. Rick Perry the US delegation negation also included Senator Johnson Ukraine special envoy Volcker and Lieutenant Colonel Alex Inman of the National Security Council. My attendant presidents Alinsky inauguration was not my first involvement with Ukraine as I testified previously obviously just four days after assuming. My Post is ambassador in July of two thousand eighteen. I received an official delegation Shen from the government of then Ukraine president. Petro Pora Shinko. The meeting took place at the. US Mission in Brussels and was pre-arranged my career career EU mission staff and. I've had several meetings since then in Brussels later in February of two thousand and nineteen eighteen. I worked well with. US ambassador. Maria Ivanovich in making my first official visit to Ukraine for a US Navy visit to the strategic not GIC Black Sea port of Odessa. And the reason I raise these prior Ukraine activities. The meetings in Brussels my visit to Odessa is is to emphasize that Ukraine has been a part of my portfolio from my very first days the US ambassador any claim that I somehow aw muscled. My way into the Ukraine relationship is simply false. During those Alinsky inauguration on May twentieth the US delegation developed a very positive view of the Ukraine government. We were impressed by President Excellencies desire to promote a stronger relationship with the United States. We admired his commitment to reform and we were excited. Ah about the possibility of Ukraine making the changes necessary to support a greater western economic investment. And we were excited. That Ukraine might after years and years of lip service finally get serious about addressing its its own well-known corruption problems with that enthusiasm we return to the White House on May twenty third to brief president trump. We advise the president of the strategic importance of Ukraine and the value of strengthening the relationship with presidents Alinsky to support this reformer. We asked the White House for two things first. A working phone call. Between President Trump and Alinsky and second a working Oval Office visit in our view both were vital to cemented the US Ukraine relationship demonstrating support for Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression and advancing broader US foreign policy interests. Unfortunately president trump was skeptical. He expressed concerns that the Ukrainian government was not serious about reform and he even mentioned attention. That Ukraine tried to take him down in the last election in response to our persistent efforts. It's in that meeting to change views. President trump directed us to quote. Talk with Rudy. We understood that talk with Rudy. Meant it talk with Mr Rudy. Giuliani the president's personal lawyer. Let me say again. We weren't happy with the the president's directive to talk with Rudy. We did not want to involve Mr Giuliani. I believe then as I do now that the men and women of the State Department not the president's personal lawyer should take responsibility for Ukraine matters nonetheless based on the president's direction we were faced with a choice we could abandoned the efforts to schedule the White House phone call and a White House visit between president trump and Alinsky which was unquestionably in our foreign policy interests. Or we could do. As president trump had directed and talk with Rudy over the course of the next several months Secretary Perry Ambassador Volker and I. WE'RE IN COMMUNICATION WITH MR GIULIANI secretary. Perry volunteered to make the initial calls with Mr Giuliani. Given their prior. Our Relationship Ambassador Volker made several of the early calls and generally informed us of what was discussed. I hi I communicated with Mr Giuliani and early August. Several months later Mr Giuliani emphasized that the president wanted a public public statement from President Celeski committing Ukraine to look into the corruption issues. Mr Giuliani specifically mentioned the two two thousand sixteen election including the DNC server and BURRI SMA as two topics of importance to the president. We kept the leadership of the State Department and the NFC informed of our activities and that included communications occasions with Secretary of State Pompeo his counselor or Ric Grech Bull his executive secretary Lisa Kenna and also communications with Ambassador Bolton Dr Hill Mr Morrison and their staff at the NFC. They knew what we were doing. And why on July tenth two thousand and nineteen senior. Ukrainian national security security officials met with embassador Bolton Ambassador Volker Dr Hill Secretary Perry myself and several others in Washington. DC during that meeting we all discussed the importance of the two action items identified earlier. One a working phone call and to a White House meeting between President Trump and Zalewski from my perspective. The July tenth meeting was a positive step toward accomplishing our shared goals. While I am now aware of accounts of the meeting from Dr Hill and Lieutenant Colonel Veneman their recollections of those events simply don't square with my own or with those of embassador Volcker or secretary. Perry Harry I recall mentioning the prerequisite of investigations before any White House. Call or meeting but I do not recall any yelling or screaming or abrupt terminations as as others have said instead after the meeting Ambassador Bolton walked outside with our group and we all took some great pictures together outside on the White House lawn more important those recollections elections of protests do not square with the documentary record of our interactions with the NFC in the days and weeks that followed. We kept the apprised of our efforts including specifically our efforts to secure a public statement from the Ukrainians that would satisfy. It's five president. Trump's concerns for example on July thirteenth. And this is three days after that July tenth meeting I emailed Tim Morrison. He had just taken over Dr Hills Post as the NFC Eurasia director. And I met him that day. For the first first time I wrote to Mr Morrison with these words the call between Zilenski and Portis President of the United States should happen before seven twenty one which is the parliamentary elections in Ukraine sole purpose purpose is for Zielinski to give Podesta's assurances of new sheriff in town corruption ending unbundling moving forward word and and I emphasize any hampered investigations will be allowed to move forward transparently. Goal is for portis hostess to invite him to Oval Volker. Perry Bolton and I strongly recommend.

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"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

The Majority Report with Sam Seder

04:22 min | 1 year ago

"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder

"As I testified previously as I testified previously Mr Mr Giuliani's requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit for president. Lansky Mr Giuliani demanded that Ukraine make a public statement announcing the investigations of the two thousand sixteen election. DNC Server and Barista. Mr Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States. And we knew these investigations were important. Martin Te to the President V in July and August of two thousand and nineteen. We learned that the White House had also so suspended security aid to Ukraine. I was adamantly opposed to any suspension of aid. I was adamantly only suppo- adamantly opposed to any suspension of aid as the Ukrainians needed those funds to fight against Russian aggression. I tried tried diligently to ask why the was suspended but I never received clearance. Still haven't to this day. Need to know the absence of any credible explanation for the suspension of aid. I later came to believe that the resumption of security aide would not occur until there was a public statement from Ukraine committing to the investigations of the two thousand and sixteen elections and Barista as Mr. Mr Giuliani had demanded. I shared concerns of the potential. quit pro quo. Regarding the security aide. With Senator Ron Johnson and I also shared my concerns with the Ukrainians finally at all times. I was acting in good faith. I was acting in good faith as a presidential appointee. I've followed the directions of the president resident. We worked with Mr Giuliani because the president directed us to do so. We had no desire to set any conditions we had no desire to set any conditions on the Ukrainians indeed my own personal view which shared repeatedly with others was that the White White House and security security assistance should have preceded without preconditions of any kind. We were working to overcome the problems. Given the facts as they existed are only interest and my only interest I was to advance long standing. US policy and to support Ukraine's fragile democracy now let me provide additional details specifically about Ukraine in my involvement. I my very I. Days as ambassador to the EU which was starting back in July of two thousand. Eighteen Ukraine has featured prominently in my broader portfolio Ukraine's political and economic development are critical to the long standing and long lasting stability of Europe moreover the conflict in eastern Ukraine and Crimea remains one of the most significant security crisis for Europe Europe and the United States our efforts to counterbalance and aggressive Russia depend insubstantial. Part on a strong strong Ukraine on April twenty first two thousand nineteen Vladimir's Alinsky was elected president of Ukraine in in in an historic election with the express support of Secretary Pompeo I attended Presidents Alinsky inauguration on May twentieth as part of the US delegation which was led by Energy Secretary Rick Perry the US delegation also included senator through Johnson Ukraine special envoy Volcker and lieutenant. Colonel Alex Vincent of the National Security Council..

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"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

The Erick Erickson Show

06:20 min | 1 year ago

"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on The Erick Erickson Show

"These recipes and the way you get them is by texting the word recipe two three three seven seven seven text recipe Cepeda three three seven seven seven to get these. I got stuff I want to talk about today. But Gordon Sunland is throwing a wrench in this. This is probably the the worst testimony for the White House LemMe Lemme play you. Some words has been saying he's testifying right now. I'm not go to him. Live right now. Let let me give you the highlights. From his opening statement we kept the leadership of the the State Department and the NFC informed of our activities and that included communications with Secretary of State Pompeo. His counselor Alrich Brek Bull his Executive Secretary Lisa Kenna and also communications with embassador Bolton Dr Hill Mr Morrison and their staff at the C.. They knew what we were doing. And why on July tenth two thousand and nineteen senior. Ukrainian national security officials met with embassador Bolton Ambassador Volker Dr Hill Secretary Perry myself and several others in Washington. DC during that meeting thing. We all discussed the importance of the two action items identified earlier. One a working phone call and to you a White House meeting between President Trump and Alinsky from my perspective. The July tenth meeting was a positive step toward accomplishing pushing our shared goals. While I'm now aware of accounts of the meeting from Dr Hill and Lieutenant Colonel. Kinmen their recollections of those events events simply don't square with my own or with those of Ambassador Volker or Secretary Perry I recall mentioning the prerequisite requisite of investigations before any White House. Call or meeting but I do not recall any yelling or screaming or abrupt terminations ends as as others have said instead after the meeting Ambassador Bolton walked outside with our group and we all took some great pictures Chris together outside on the White House lawn. That's part of his statement. Here somewhat contradicting Lieutenant Vin men. And then there's this on Giuliani and throwing the president under the bus with the Ukrainians finally at all times. I was acting in good faith. I was acting in good faith. As a presidential appointee. I followed the directions. The president we worked with Mr Giuliani because the president directed us to do so. We had no desire to set any conditions. We had no desire to set any conditions on the Ukrainians indeed my own personal view which I shared repeatedly with others was. Is that the White House and security security assistance should have preceded without preconditions of any kind. We were working to overcome the problems. Given the facts as they existed are only interest and my only the interest was to advance long standing. US policy and to support Ukraine's fragile democracy now let me provide additional details specifically about Ukraine and my involvement. I my very very first days as ambassador to the EU which was starting back in July of two thousand. Eighteen Ukraine has featured prominently gently in my broader portfolio Ukraine's political and economic development are critical to the long standing and long lasting stability ability of Europe. And let me play one more clip from Sunlen. This particularly on Giuliani where. It's pretty clear that he's throwing Guiliani under the bus at the bottom of the hour just see I know Mark Laudner from the trump twenty twenty campaign is going to be joining me to talk about impeachment and How the campaign shaping up particularly with Georgia being a a centerpiece for the Democrats as they come to debate tonight and we will get into that as well but I wanNA play this from sunland sounding very much like there is going to be an effort from the White House to make baked? Giuliani the fall guy here. For misleading. The president was released on September eleventh two thousand and nineteen. I will quote from some of. Are those messages with you shortly. Fourth as I testified previously as I testified previously Mr Giuliani's requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit for presidents. Alinsky used that word. The Mr Giuliani demanded that Ukraine make a public statement announcing the investigations of the two thousand sixteen election. DNC SERVER AND REESE MMA. Mr Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States. And we knew these as investigations were important to the president. Ouch that's going to be problematic for the GOP right there. His statement look for for some serious pushback from the GOP on Sunland. They expected someone to go in today. In the president's back pretty clear he's protected check. Didn't himself and that he is is not going to Well he's not gonNA take one for the team he's GonNa throw the president under the bus if he needs to to get himself out of this okay. I wouldn't move onto other stuff. We'll get back to impeachment a little while we've got mark laudner coming to the bottom of the hour. The Democrats are headed to Georgia. REJA for debate tonight. We'll give you the play by play here on the Eric.

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"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"thousand eighteen ukraine" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"You don't have to make sounds when you cough. I love you guys though. I really do the CDC two out of the one hundred eighty flu related deaths of children occurred in Michigan last year. Michigan around the health agency estimated that eighty thousand Americans last year died so shut down the school. Clean up. I'm fine with that. Plus when you have a fence of your roster down what why you got all the kids to pass. I mean, it's really hard to teach when fifty class classes missing so good for them. Now, let's take a look what's going on in Europe in Europe. They got one hell of a measles outbreak. Forty one thousand cases reported so wrong. Health Organization has issued a report. Apparently measles led to forty deaths so far and the Ron Health Organization has noted a spike in the cases and the first fatalities through this last year. The total number of cases reported is almost double compared to last year. Now last year number cases was twenty three thousand nine hundred. We have a finish the year yet. But they're already atop and forty-one thousand countries like France, Greece. Italy Ukraine has seen over a thousand infections is here. Plus Serbia Georgia. From the period of September two thousand seventeen to August, two thousand eighteen Ukraine was the worst affected country with more than thirty two thousand visa cases recorded Serbia came at Fifty-seven hundred Russia why? Well, they're seeing people aren't getting the vaccine. Measles could lead to pneumonia. You get to the hospital, and then you die for pneumonia. Now a lot of people in Europe are freaked out about the vaccine. There was a study that was debunked. But there was a pass study linking the vacc- dawn schism people were freaking out. Now with measles symptoms develop between ten to twelve days after persons exposed you could be contagious for about a week. You start getting this rash? This rash starts to get on your chest. Macula rash? So it's not very bumpy. But you see a lot of little dots. You could get a bad fever, cough, runny nose inflamed eyes. Thirty percent of cases may also have diarrhea blindness inflammation of the brain lightest get pneumonia since visas vaccine was founded in sixty three we've really cut the number of cases. But people again, they're not really hip on vaccination a lot of them. And so, you know, we've talked about vaccines at how the vaccine does not cause autism. But parents would sure the hell white know why we have one in fifty four. I don't know what the latest number is children on the autism spectrum. Why is autism? So common has anybody figured out. Why is it a toxin related issue? Something a babies exposed with the womb is genetic. Now, we think it's genetic. I have multiple nieces and nephews on the autism spectrum. So we think along one family lying. There must have been a, gene. Great kids. Intelligent, kids, brighter than bright. But I can't blame vaccines or environmental causes. When you have that much of it happened in one family. There must be some genetic component. Now one thing that could be going on because people are freaked out is maybe there's a genetic predisposition. And then you do something when you're pregnant that can. Inside it. One thing. I notice a lot of women with autistic children have fibroids. And so they have fibroids which are extra muscular tissue within the uterus that kind of pushed his on the baby when the baby grows. I don't know if anybody's done a study of that. Baby. The baby starts out not having autism. And then because of something that they are growing with or pushing against the brain could cause some changes. I don't know it's a real real low lying theory. I mean, nothing that I would expect to be the root cause, but I do find it fascinating. That a lot of my patients who ended up having children who are autistic had fibroids during the pregnancy. Makes you wonder. Or is it because moms were older? But even young moms have children with autism. So.

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